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Mama Elephant – Stackable Cuties

Hello everyone! I’m still making cards to send to friends and family for a little break in the day. I hope it’s making them smile and as fun for them as it is for me to make and send. I recently pulled out my Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties to play with and made a couple of cards with them.

When I get an inkling like this, I usually stamp and color a bunch of images and make cards afterward. Here is the first one.

To make this card, I die cut the My Favorite Things Arched Window (the next to the largest) from a white cardstock panel that measures 4×5.25. I took the window it cuts out and used my Newton’s Nook clouds stencil to ink up some sky using my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush and a blue dye ink. Then I die cut a second arch, inked it up with green and die cut it with my grass die from the Newton’s Nook land borders dies. I adhered these together, added my critters and glued it to my card front.

Using my MISTI, I added a couple of appropriate speech bubbles from the same stamp set and then popped my frame up around the scene with foam tape.

I finished this card off with glossy accents on the noses, kitty’s fish and puppy’s bone. Then I scattered some Your Next Stamp gumdrops across the design. Very last, I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents to the images.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton's Nook – We Go Together…

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m super excited to share today’s card for a whole bunch of reasons! Mostly being…it’s awesome!!!! I hope you enjoy it too!

I started today’s card by stamping Newton’s Movie Night images and coloring them with my copics. Then I die cut them and set them aside.

I knew I wanted to use Therm-o-Web flock on the popcorn stencil so I started by spreading my transfer gel and then set it aside to dry. Once it was I sent it through my laminator with white flocking and it came out perfect! Then I die cut the panel with the largest Frameworks die. I wanted a little more depth on the popcorn so I used a finger dauber and some yellow chalk to give it a buttery look. I love how this turned out!

Next I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum and then die cut it from another Frameworks die. I cut a second layer in bright yellow to go behind it and adhered the two together.

I wanted the popcorn panel to pop off the card base so I took candied apple distress oxide ink and inked up a panel and spritzed it with water. I popped the popcorn panel up with foam tape and then popped the images up with foam tape as well.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added white gel pen accents to the images, glossy accents to kitty noses and toe beans, popcorn boxes and candy box and also to the 3-D glasses.

I’m so excited how I was able to take an idea from my head and so perfectly make it a reality. I absolutely love how this card turned out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Exploding Envelope

It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m excited to finally share a project I’ve been wanting to try for a while…an exploding envelope. I used my We R Memory Keepers envelop punch board paired with a bunch of awesome Newton’s Nook goodies to create this awesome gift!

To start this project, I chose 2 main colors – green and pink and created my base envelope with my punch board and some trimmed inserts to cover the panels. The envelope is 5×7 inches so that I had extra surface area to play with. From there I chose the Newton’s Nook Flower Trio dies and cut out bunch of them in the same green and pink, along with some yellow and kraft to add a little contrast. 

I knew that I wanted a tag and a mini envelope on the center panel so I cut those out and glued them together. With the main elements figured out, I took my stamps from Loveable Llamas and Cuppa Cactus and decided how many of each I needed to stamp. Once they were stamped, I colored them with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I adhered all my pieces to the main envelope with liquid glue and moved on to create the belly band that will hold the whole thing closed.

I cut two 2×11 inch strips from the same kraft cardstock I used on the flowers and scored them both at about 7 1/4, then adhered the two together. (Pro tip: In the future, I would rework this so the glued seams are in the centers not at the edge. The band catches sometimes when you slide it off but it’s not horrible.) Once that was made, I adhered the extra images and flowers I had set aside and used my MISTI to stamp Hello! from the Cuppa Cactus set.

Here’s a closer look at the inside of the envelope. I plan to put a coffee gift card in the small envelope, along with a note for the recipient. 

Isn’t this a fun way to give a gift? I’m super excited to make more of these in different themes! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to go make something beautiful.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Poppystamps – Hello Again

Well, hello there…again! 😉 Today I’m sharing yet another way I thought to use the Poppystamps Delightful Daisy dies paired with the Luscious Script Hello. I absolutely love this sentiment die! You’ll be seeing a lot of it, I can already tell!

For today’s card, I started by die cutting my flowers from heavy weight cardstock and colored them with copic markers. Playing off the colors I chose for the flowers, I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks using picked raspberry and scattered straw. I spritzed the panel with water and then flicked gold watercolor on it. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 so there is just a teeny white border showing from the cardbase. The flowers are glued directly to the inked panel and that is popped up on the card base with foam tape.

Then I moved on to the sentiment. I die cut the word hello from gold cardstock once and white cardstsock three times. I adhered all of these together and then die cut the shadow from white as well and glued them together. The sentiment is glued directly to the card front and I moved on to finishing details.

With the shimmer from the gold cardstock and the watercolor splatters, I didn’t think it needed a whole lot but was missing something. I reached for my stash of embellishments and landed on Trinity Stamps Fortune Teller embellishments. I love how these show a little of the color that is behind them but have an opalescent sheen. So pretty! I scattered them about the design and, voila, this card is finished.

This is my final entry into the Poppystamps challenge for this month. I hope you enjoyed these last few days, seeing different ways to use the same dies. It’s always great to get more mileage out of the products you have. I hope you’ve found some inspiration and enjoyed the cards I’ve made.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Poppystamps – Colorful Daisies

Hi there! I’m so excited to share another card using my new Poppystamps Delightful Daisy dies. While I was making yesterday’s card, this idea popped in my head and I had to try it out. It took a couple of tries but I really like how it turned out.

I started out trying Tombow markers on watercolor paper but it just wasn’t giving me the results I was hoping for, so I reached for my distress oxide inks and started blending. This is different than my original idea but I love it. After I was done blending, I spritzed it with water and set it aside to dry while I die cut my flowers. Then, I took copic markers and colored the flower centers and glued them on.

I adhered my flowers down to the inked panel and trimmed it down to 4×5.25. Then I cut a black mat to show about 1/8 of an inch around that. The black panel is adhered to the card front and the inked panel is popped up with foam tape. I stamped my sentiment from Trinity Stamps A Crafters Heart stamp set, trimmed it to a strip and popped it up as well.

For finishing touches I put glossy accents on the flower centers for a bit of shine and then glued Trinity Stamps boiled sugar jelly drop hearts around the design.

I absolutely adore this rainbow of flowers! This sentiment couldn’t be more perfect too! I’m excited to link this card up to the Poppystamps monthly challenge too.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Poppystamps – Hello

Happy Saturday everyone!!! Thanks for taking a minute to stop by. I received some happy mail a couple days ago and couldn’t wait to dig in and make a few cards with my new dies from Poppystamps. Here is the first one I finished. I’ll be entering it into their monthly challenge – floral.

I had an idea what I wanted to do with the dies so I started on my background. I cut a white panel down to A2 size and grabbed my Tombow markers for a little ink smooshing. After a few layers I liked what was going on and set it aside to dry. Then I die cut the delightful daisy 4 times from white cardstock and glued them together. I did the same with the flower centers as well. Then I die cut the luscious script hello 4 times from the same white cardstock and the shadow from a light purple and adhered them all together as well.

I finished things off with some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flower centers and a scattering of Jellyfish Jewels from Trinity Stamps.

In light of things going on, I’ve been mailing out a lot of happy mail and thought this card would be a perfect addition to that stash.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Monster Love Trio

Welcome everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing a project that started out as a simple idea I was excited to try and quickly grew a mind of its own. In a super fun and awesome way! One card, turned into two, which turned into a tag to go with it as well! I loved going with the flow as all of this evolved. I hope you enjoy it as well!

I’m going to share these projects with you in the order that they evolved. It seems fitting and most logical. 🙂

For this first fun card, I chose an array of blueish-teal cardstocks from my stash and cut them down to 4.25×5.5. Then I took the nested heart dies and, starting with the largest, cut one out of each color; creating a tunnel effect.

At this point I realized I was going to have all of the hearts that I cut out and thought it would be fun to make a second card with those too. So, I grabbed my Monster Love images to stamp out. Colored them and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I glued all the heart windows together with the lightest being a solid backing piece and attached it all to a card base. Then I chose the monster I liked best for this design and adhered it, tucking it inside the heart window. Next I grabbed my Happy Senti-mini stamps and dies to add a sentiment to this cute card.

For this next card I trimmed the lightest cardstock down to 4×5.25 and adhered it to a white card base. Then I stacked the hearts and adhered them down too. I tucked my super cute monsters behind a couple of the hearts and glued them down too. I added sentiments from the Hello Senti-mini stamps and dies to this card.

For finishing touches on both cards I added black glaze pen to the monster eyes, white gel pen accents throughout the images and glossy accents to monster noses, horns and mouths. You know I like glitter so I also added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the die cut part of the sentiments. Then I took boiled sugar jelly drop hearts and scattered them about.

At this point I had an extra monster left and I couldn’t just neglect him so I thought it would be fun to make a tag that followed the theme of my crafting session. I used all the same cardstock colors, die cut a tag and using the monster for spacing I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Thank You Senti-mini set. I popped my monster up with foam squares, added some more boiled sugar jelly drop hearts and finished it off with some twine from my stash.

I know this was a super long post today but I was really excited to share all of these project with you. I hope you’ve found some inspiration somewhere along the way.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle – Peek-a-boo Rainbow

Hello everyone! I thought it would be fun to share a happy rainbow with you today. Goodness knows there’s enough yuck all around right now. We could all use a little happy.

This is a simple card design and it came together fairly quickly but I was sooo excited to pair this new cute peek-a-boo unicorn with the previously released rainbows from Avery Elle!

To make the card, I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Fair and Rainbows and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I trimmed down a teal textured cardstock from my stash and adhered it to a card base. Then I stamped the sentiment on the cloud of the rainbows image and popped it up with foam tape. Last, I popped the unicorn up and glued the hooves down on the rainbow.

For finishing touches on this card I added Unicorn Stickles to the unicorn’s hair and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the horn and hooves. Last, I glued some red clay hearts around the unicorn and cloud.

This is such a cute card and would be fun to put together so many different ways. I hope it brings someone a smile when they open it!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps products, and there are prizes up for grabs, too!

I used a plethora of products from both Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle to create these cute projects! They work so well together and are so fun to play with!

To make my slimline card, I cut a 3.5 x 8.5 panel and stamped Trinity Stamps’ Awesome Human image pretty much in the center. Then I inked the panel up with distress inks and colored the image with copic markers. Next I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Heffy Doodle’s Superdudes and Rescue Dog.

I laid everything out to get a general idea where I wanted my stenciling. Once I figured it out, I grabbed my Shine Brighter stencil from Trinity Stamps and added white glitter glitz gel. Once that was dry, I used the Trinity Slimline Scenic Borders die set to create some clouds with iridescent vellum. Last, I popped my images on with a combination of foam tape and liquid glue.

I thought this card could use a little something else so using the Trinity Stamps Frame and Fold dies, I cut a red frame and adhered it before starting on my finishing touches.

I added white gel pen accents throughout the stamped images and Stickles to all of the stars. Then I finished it off with glossy accents to the masks, shoes and chests of the super heroes and don’t forget the puppy’s nose.

I thought it would be so fun to make a tag to go with this great card so it could be given as a gift set. I loved the a-typical shape of Heffy Doodle’s Tag Along set and couldn’t wait to try it!

To make this, I die cut the main tag shape, inked it up like the card and then used my Trinity Stamps Shine Brighter stencil about where I wanted the girl to stand. This time I used VersaMark Ink and glitter embossing powder with the stencil so it was flat and the shaker bits wouldn’t get stuck.

Next, I die cut the tag frame 6 times from the coordinating colors of cardstock – red, yellow and blue – and glued them all together to the tag base. I die cut one additional red frame and another full tag shape from acetate for my window.

I sprinkled in some Trinity Stamps Popcorn Sugarstars and yellow Funfetti Love embellishments and closed the tag up. I stamped and die cut my sentiment from a banner in the Heffy Doodle Tag Along set and popped it on the front with foam tape. Then I popped my images on with foam tape as well and added a couple more yellow hearts from the Funfetti Love mix to fill in the banner.

To finish this cute tag off, I added the hole reinforcer in blue (it comes in the Tag Along die set) and some yellow and blue baker’s twine from my stash. Then I added white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents just like the images on the card.

GIVEAWAY
Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle will be giving away $25 and 25£ vouchers, respectively, to their stores! Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments of the blogs and announced on Tuesday, March 24th on the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps blogs.

So comment along the whole hop to better your chances of winning! Plus, you’re going to want to see all the inspiration awaiting you anyway. ❤

BLOG LINE UP

Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley
Katie Brooks
Olga Mezentseva
Christine Burillo-Kirch
Cassie Trask
Brenda Novel Noelke
Cassie Tezak
Amanda Wilcox ***YOU ARE HERE***
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jeannie Lieu
Trinity Stamps

Newton’s Nook – Wanna Grab Lunch?

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

Today I’m featuring Raccoon Rascals from the retiring list. It’s just too cute and you’re going to want to grab it while you can. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

For today’s card I started by getting messy…again. 😉 I added paint to my texture paste and used it over my Tree Rings stencil on kraft cardstock. I set that aside to dry while I stamped and colored my images from Raccoon Rascals using copic markers. Then, I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I used the largest Frameworks die to cut my stenciled piece. Then I die cut a purple flag from the Frames and Flags dies and heat embossed my sentiment on it. I popped it up along with my images on the stenciled panel. For final assembly I cut down some green patterned paper from my stash and glued it to a card base, then popped my decorated panel up with foam tape.

For finishing touches I added blaze glaze pen to the raccoon eyes, glossy accents to their noses and some of the garbage and white gel pen accents throughout all of the images.

I am loving this cute set! It’s got great images and fun, punny sentiments to go with them all! Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me! Have a fabulous day!